13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
4
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Train
5
Lahti
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and examine the collection at Moomin Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere online tour itinerary planner.

Madrid, Spain to Tampere is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. Traveling from Madrid to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Tampere: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Kuopio

— 2 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi.

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Drive from Tampere to Kuopio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Kuopio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

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You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

Lappeenranta

— 3 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lappeenranta: Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park), Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Lietvesi Scenic Road (in Puumala). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristikankaan kappeli, and explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:

Lahti

— 3 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahti: World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill (in Kouvola), Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki) and Hameenlinna (Aulanko & Hame Castle). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, have fun at Lahti Sports Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiikunlahde, and examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lahti itinerary planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Lahti by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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